Arkema announces the successful launch of its partner Aofan’s 1233ZD production unit in China. In addition, the French chemical group has also started construction of the new 1233ZD line at its plant in Calvert City, Kentucky, in the United States. These units will increase the worldwide availability of the Forane 1233ZD over the next 18 months. Forane 1233ZD is a liquid blowing agent mainly used in closed cell polyurethane foams for building insulation and the cold chain.
Bluelinea, a major operator of the “Silver Economy” in France, published the half-year results 2022 and the revenues of the third quarter of 2022. In the first half of 2022 the net profit recovered significantly and returned positive: it went from a loss of € 1.70 million to € 1.77 million. Ebitda follows the same trend and goes from -1.21 million euros to 249,000 euros. Turnover increased by € 1.60 million to € 5.21 million.
In the first half of the year, ended at the end of August, in the 2022-2023 financial year, a turnover of 2.735 billion euros, up by 14.2% (+ 13.2% on a like-for-like basis and continuous variation rate) . Volumes sold decreased by 3.3% and 4.2% on a like-for-like basis. In the second quarter alone, revenues reached € 1,394 billion, up 16.1%. On a like-for-like basis and at constant exchange rates, they increased by 15.7%. Volumes sold were down by 5.4% and 5.8% on a like-for-like basis.
The semiconductor industry equipment specialist will announce first half results.
Newen Studios, a subsidiary of TF1 and leading European player in audiovisual production and distribution, has announced the acquisition of Anagram. Founded in 2002, this fiction production company is one of the largest in Scandinavia. The last decade has brought Scandinavian fiction and series to the world, and Anagram has big plans ahead with different platforms. Newen already collaborates with Anagram, both in production and distribution.
Vinci, through the subsidiary Cobra IS and in consortium with Sener, has signed the EPC contract for the construction of the first regasification plant in Germany. It will have a production capacity of 10,000 million m3 of natural gas per year and will have two fields of 165,000 m3 each. The terminal will also be equipped with auxiliary operating systems, infrastructure and buildings.